Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins has said that head coach Justin Langer’s extension is in Cricket Australia’s hands. Langer’s contract is expiring in June this year. The former opening batter has been working with the team after his Darren Lehmann resigned following the Newlands ball-tampering controversy.
Under his coaching, the ODI team qualified for the semifinal of the World Cup 2019 before losing to the eventual champions, England. After this, the Test team retained the Ashes series in England after 2001. However, during his tenure, the team lost the Test series to India at home twice in 2018-19 and 2020-21.
Last month, the team thrashed the visiting England by 4-0 in the Ashes. Meanwhile, Cummins has said that the 51-year-old has done a fantastic job in the last four years.
“It’s in Cricket Australia’s hands. Langer has been doing a fantastic job; he’s been there for four years; his contract is obviously up soon; they’re just going through an evaluation process at the moment, which I think is fair, the right thing to do,” Cummins said.
“We all get evaluated all the time as cricketers. It’s part of a high-performance environment. That’s Cricket Australia’s job; it’s not my job. I’ve really loved my time working with JL,” he added.
Don’t want to speculate on Langer’s extension: Pat Cummins
The pacer has added that he doesn’t want on speculate on Langer’s coaching contract extension and added that Langer will be evaluated just like the players are evaluated
“There’s been a process; I’ve been part of that; a lot of other players have been part of that. It’s just like when we get evaluated. I’ve got huge respect for JL; I’ve really liked working with him, but it’s not my call. Look, I really don’t want to speculate on it. I don’t think it’s really helpful.”